Syndromic surveillance using veterinary laboratory ...
|Title||Syndromic surveillance using veterinary laboratory diagnostic test requests|
|Author(s)||F. C. Dórea, C. A. Muckle, D. Kelton, B. J. McEwen, W. B. McNab, J. Sanchez, C. W. Revie|
|Journal||Épidémiologie et Santé Animale|
|Abstract||The development and implementation of systems for real-time monitoring of health data has been limited in veterinary medicine by the lack of computerized, automatically collected data. We describe the construction of a surveillance system for early detection of cattle diseases based on laboratory requests, and explore algorithms for automated classification of data into syndromic groups. Classification rules resulted in high accuracy (99.95%), and allowed detailed documentation of the medical knowledge input in the model, improving communication with experts contributing to system development.|
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